Period
to 25 November 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for AWS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited AWS over the 6 months to 25 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
25 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 12 13 10
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3 +14
Contract jobs citing AWS 217 644 813
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 11.06% 11.17% 11.68%
As % of the Cloud Services category 33.08% 32.74% 42.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 520 701
Median daily rate £525 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £375 £413 £425
90th Percentile £638 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £538 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -2.27% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £52.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.69% - -
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £52.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -32.69% +48.57% +42.94%

AWS is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 656 1,967 1,919
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 33.44% 34.11% 27.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 495 1,546 1,579
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £325 £325 £331
90th Percentile £650 £663 £669
Central London median daily rate £525 £520 £525
% change year-on-year +0.96% -0.95% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 19 11
Median hourly rate £28.75 £21.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.90% +20.00% -2.78%
10th Percentile £20.75 £18.66 £13.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £31.90 £23.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £18.73
% change year-on-year +66.67% +12.12% -1.42%

AWS
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing AWS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for AWS in the City of London

AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing AWS in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for AWS in the City of London

AWS
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing AWS in the City of London over the 6 months to 25 November 2020.

Daily rate histogram for AWS in the City of London

AWS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing AWS in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for AWS in the City of London

AWS
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AWS within the City of London region over the 6 months to 25 November 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge +6 1 £600 +6.67%
AWS
Central London

For the 6 months to 25 November 2020, IT contractor jobs citing AWS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for AWS.

1 100 (46.08%) Azure
2 95 (43.78%) DevOps
3 76 (35.02%) Docker
4 74 (34.10%) Python
5 69 (31.80%) Java
6 68 (31.34%) Agile Software Development
7 63 (29.03%) Kubernetes
8 60 (27.65%) Jenkins
9 50 (23.04%) Terraform
10 46 (21.20%) Microservices
11 45 (20.74%) Finance
12 44 (20.28%) JavaScript
12 44 (20.28%) Linux
13 41 (18.89%) Git (software)
13 41 (18.89%) TDD
14 38 (17.51%) Ansible
14 38 (17.51%) GCP
15 34 (15.67%) Software Engineering
16 33 (15.21%) AngularJS
17 32 (14.75%) Serverless
18 31 (14.29%) Banking
19 30 (13.82%) SQL
20 29 (13.36%) HTML
21 28 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
21 28 (12.90%) Security Cleared
22 27 (12.44%) Web Services
23 26 (11.98%) Amazon EC2
24 25 (11.52%) HTML5
24 25 (11.52%) Puppet
24 25 (11.52%) Microsoft

AWS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (3.69%) Apache Spark
2 6 (2.76%) Confluence
2 6 (2.76%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (1.84%) Apache Airflow
4 3 (1.38%) Apache
4 3 (1.38%) SAS
5 2 (0.92%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (0.92%) Jupyter
5 2 (0.92%) nginx
5 2 (0.92%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.46%) CMS
6 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.46%) IIS
6 1 (0.46%) Liferay
6 1 (0.46%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.46%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.46%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.46%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.46%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.46%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.92%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 100 (46.08%) Azure
2 38 (17.51%) GCP
3 32 (14.75%) Serverless
4 26 (11.98%) Amazon EC2
5 21 (9.68%) AWS Lambda
5 21 (9.68%) GitHub
6 20 (9.22%) Amazon S3
7 19 (8.76%) AWS CloudFormation
7 19 (8.76%) SaaS
8 18 (8.29%) PaaS
9 15 (6.91%) Amazon ECS
10 13 (5.99%) Cloud Computing
10 13 (5.99%) IaaS
11 12 (5.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 7 (3.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 6 (2.76%) Amazon Kinesis
13 6 (2.76%) Datadog
13 6 (2.76%) OpenShift
13 6 (2.76%) Power Platform
14 5 (2.30%) Amazon Cognito
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.53%) Firewall
2 9 (4.15%) DNS
2 9 (4.15%) TCP/IP
3 8 (3.69%) Internet
4 7 (3.23%) VPN
5 6 (2.76%) WAN
6 5 (2.30%) Kerberos
6 5 (2.30%) LAN
6 5 (2.30%) Network Security
7 4 (1.84%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (1.84%) SSL
7 4 (1.84%) Wireless
8 3 (1.38%) BGP
8 3 (1.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 3 (1.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (1.38%) HTTPS
8 3 (1.38%) SAN
8 3 (1.38%) VoIP
8 3 (1.38%) Wireshark
9 2 (0.92%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (10.60%) PostgreSQL
2 19 (8.76%) MySQL
3 16 (7.37%) Amazon RDS
3 16 (7.37%) SQL Server
4 15 (6.91%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (6.45%) MongoDB
6 12 (5.53%) Hadoop
6 12 (5.53%) NoSQL
7 11 (5.07%) Big Data
8 10 (4.61%) Amazon Redshift
9 9 (4.15%) Relational Database
10 7 (3.23%) Amazon Aurora
11 6 (2.76%) Oracle Database
11 6 (2.76%) Power BI
11 6 (2.76%) RDBMS
11 6 (2.76%) Tableau
12 5 (2.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 4 (1.84%) Oracle Database 12c
13 4 (1.84%) Redis
14 3 (1.38%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 60 (27.65%) Jenkins
2 41 (18.89%) Git (software)
3 14 (6.45%) JIRA
4 12 (5.53%) JUnit
4 12 (5.53%) Maven
5 10 (4.61%) Bitbucket
6 8 (3.69%) GitLab
7 7 (3.23%) Cucumber
7 7 (3.23%) Mockito
8 6 (2.76%) Gradle
9 5 (2.30%) GoCD
9 5 (2.30%) JMeter
9 5 (2.30%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (2.30%) Selenium
9 5 (2.30%) Subversion
10 4 (1.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (1.84%) Mocha
10 4 (1.84%) Postman
10 4 (1.84%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (1.38%) NeoLoad
General
1 45 (20.74%) Finance
2 31 (14.29%) Banking
3 13 (5.99%) Public Sector
4 8 (3.69%) Retail
5 7 (3.23%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.84%) Front Office
7 3 (1.38%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.38%) Law
8 2 (0.92%) Advertising
8 2 (0.92%) Back Office
8 2 (0.92%) French Language
8 2 (0.92%) Marketing
8 2 (0.92%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.46%) Games
9 1 (0.46%) International Banking
9 1 (0.46%) Legal
9 1 (0.46%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.46%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 76 (35.02%) Developer
2 43 (19.82%) DevOps Engineer
3 29 (13.36%) Java Developer
4 24 (11.06%) AWS Engineer
5 20 (9.22%) Architect
6 19 (8.76%) AWS DevOps
7 16 (7.37%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 16 (7.37%) Backend Developer
8 15 (6.91%) PHP Developer
9 13 (5.99%) Cloud Engineer
9 13 (5.99%) Full Stack Developer
10 9 (4.15%) AWS Developer
10 9 (4.15%) Cloud Architect
11 8 (3.69%) Administrator
11 8 (3.69%) Data Engineer
12 6 (2.76%) Analyst
12 6 (2.76%) DBA
12 6 (2.76%) Network Engineer
13 5 (2.30%) Data Architect
13 5 (2.30%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (15.21%) AngularJS
2 29 (13.36%) HTML
3 27 (12.44%) Web Services
4 25 (11.52%) HTML5
4 25 (11.52%) Spring
5 23 (10.60%) Kafka
6 22 (10.14%) CSS
7 18 (8.29%) Spring Boot
8 17 (7.83%) CSS3
8 17 (7.83%) Laravel
8 17 (7.83%) React
8 17 (7.83%) Vue.js
9 16 (7.37%) Node.js
10 15 (6.91%) LESS
10 15 (6.91%) Sass
10 15 (6.91%) Vuetify.js
11 14 (6.45%) REST
11 14 (6.45%) RESTful
12 12 (5.53%) .NET
13 11 (5.07%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.53%) Management Information System
2 11 (5.07%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (5.07%) Public Cloud
3 10 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.61%) Clustering
4 8 (3.69%) Cloud Native
5 7 (3.23%) Data Centre
6 6 (2.76%) Algorithms
7 5 (2.30%) Data Structures
7 5 (2.30%) Replication
8 4 (1.84%) Blog
8 4 (1.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.38%) Analytical Mindset
9 3 (1.38%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.92%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 2 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.92%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.92%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 44 (20.28%) Linux
2 15 (6.91%) Unix
3 13 (5.99%) Windows
4 9 (4.15%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (2.30%) CentOS
6 5 (2.30%) Windows Server 2016
7 4 (1.84%) Android
7 4 (1.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.84%) Windows Server 2019
8 3 (1.38%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.92%) Debian
9 2 (0.92%) Solaris
9 2 (0.92%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.46%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.46%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (43.78%) DevOps
2 68 (31.34%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (21.20%) Microservices
4 41 (18.89%) TDD
5 34 (15.67%) Software Engineering
6 28 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (10.14%) Infrastructure as Code
8 21 (9.68%) High Availability
8 21 (9.68%) Migration
9 20 (9.22%) Open Source
10 18 (8.29%) Configuration Management
11 17 (7.83%) Scrum
12 16 (7.37%) Cybersecurity
13 15 (6.91%) MVC
13 15 (6.91%) Test Automation
14 14 (6.45%) BDD
14 14 (6.45%) Continuous Delivery
14 14 (6.45%) Information Security
15 11 (5.07%) Business Intelligence
15 11 (5.07%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 74 (34.10%) Python
2 69 (31.80%) Java
3 44 (20.28%) JavaScript
4 30 (13.82%) SQL
5 20 (9.22%) Bash Shell
5 20 (9.22%) PHP
6 18 (8.29%) Java 8
7 15 (6.91%) C#
8 13 (5.99%) Ruby
9 12 (5.53%) Go
10 9 (4.15%) Perl
11 8 (3.69%) PowerShell
11 8 (3.69%) TypeScript
12 6 (2.76%) C++
13 5 (2.30%) R
13 5 (2.30%) Scala
14 4 (1.84%) Shell Script
15 3 (1.38%) ES6
15 3 (1.38%) Kotlin
15 3 (1.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (12.90%) Security Cleared
2 23 (10.60%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.69%) AWS Certification
3 8 (3.69%) Degree
4 6 (2.76%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.30%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (2.30%) CISSP
5 5 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.84%) CCNP
7 3 (1.38%) CISM
7 3 (1.38%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.92%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 2 (0.92%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.92%) CCNA
8 2 (0.92%) CREST Certified
8 2 (0.92%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.92%) GCFA
8 2 (0.92%) GCIA
8 2 (0.92%) GCIH
8 2 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.30%) QA
2 4 (1.84%) GDPR
3 2 (0.92%) COBIT
3 2 (0.92%) IFRS
3 2 (0.92%) NIST
4 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.46%) MiFID
4 1 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.46%) Solvency II
System Software
1 76 (35.02%) Docker
2 16 (7.37%) Active Directory
3 10 (4.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.84%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (1.38%) vSphere
7 2 (0.92%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.92%) etcd
7 2 (0.92%) HDFS
7 2 (0.92%) Varnish
7 2 (0.92%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.46%) UAG
Systems Management
1 63 (29.03%) Kubernetes
2 50 (23.04%) Terraform
3 38 (17.51%) Ansible
4 25 (11.52%) Puppet
5 24 (11.06%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (2.76%) Consul
6 6 (2.76%) Grafana
7 5 (2.30%) Rundeck
7 5 (2.30%) Salt
8 4 (1.84%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 4 (1.84%) Foglight
8 4 (1.84%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (1.84%) Packer
8 4 (1.84%) Prometheus
9 3 (1.38%) Cisco Prime
9 3 (1.38%) Kibana
9 3 (1.38%) Nagios
10 2 (0.92%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.92%) ITRS Geneos
10 2 (0.92%) logstash
Vendors
1 25 (11.52%) Microsoft
2 19 (8.76%) VMware
3 16 (7.37%) Oracle
4 11 (5.07%) Google
5 10 (4.61%) Cisco
5 10 (4.61%) Splunk
6 9 (4.15%) Atlassian
7 7 (3.23%) IBM
7 7 (3.23%) Red Hat
7 7 (3.23%) SaltStack
8 5 (2.30%) Cloudera
8 5 (2.30%) F5
8 5 (2.30%) SolarWinds
9 4 (1.84%) CyberArk
9 4 (1.84%) Palo Alto
10 3 (1.38%) EMC
10 3 (1.38%) Ivanti
10 3 (1.38%) NetApp
10 3 (1.38%) ServiceNow
11 2 (0.92%) Ab Initio